This is just a list off the top of my head. I might’ve missed out some of my favorites. Put on your best earphones if you plan to listen. • The Spirit Tree, Ori and the Blind Forest • Kids will be Skeletons, Life is Strange • The Dragonborn Comes, Skyrim • Quinn and Valor, League […]

Some traditional flutes from India, China and Japan.

It was a moment of invincibility. Our car sped through the bright sunbathed autumn landscape, with me riding shotgun and Youngblood’s The Warpath beating in my ears. The highway cut through miles of farms and forests. Farmers paused their work to watch us, an occasional cyclist gaped as we passed him by, dogs and cows scattered at […]

Music ain’t dead yet.

It’s a still life watercolor, Of a now late afternoon, As the sun shines through the curtained lace And shadows wash the room. And we sit and drink our coffee Couched in our indifference, Like shells upon the shore You can hear the ocean roar In the dangling conversation And the superficial sighs, The borders […]

Chiaki has been my role model in more ways than one for quite a long time now. Here’s his chilling performance of the first movement from Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto 2. When I watched Nodame Cantabile for the first time, I found it a bit odd that so much focus was being given on the performances for […]

This particular post is dedicated to Studio Ghibli music only. Each of their films is accompanied by a great score. I’ve handpicked few tracks which often send me spiraling into the world of wonder and magic. • Legend of Ashitaka, Princess Mononoke • Requiem, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind • One Summer’s Day, Spirited Away • Carrying You, […]

Part 2 of the Beautiful Soundtracks series, containing tracks from various TV shows and films. • Arrietty’s Song (Instrumental), The Secret World of Arrietty • Intro Theme, The Pacific • Allegro Cantabile (EP Piano Version), Nodame Cantabile • Por Una Cabeza, used in Schindler’s List and Scent of a Woman • The Merry-go-Round of Life, Howl’s Moving Castle • The Money Train, The Assassination […]

A brilliant score always makes a movie or a TV series more enjoyable. I’ll be listing some great soundtracks from time to time, in no particular order. • Song for Bob, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford • Forbidden Friendship, How to Train Your Dragon • Main Theme, Scent of a Woman • Mononoke’s Theme, Princess […]

We are perfect here,
The world has turned and left us.
All alone tonight,
I have no words,
To describe how it feels,
To be lying with you,
And you would never need words to tell me.

Oh kiss me now,
Like sugar and cinnamon!
Don’t speak a word,
And tell me everything.
Say nothing now,
And we know how sweet silence sounds.
How sweet silence sounds.

And if the sun arose,
We don’t even notice.
If the day creeps and we are free,
There are no words to keep us,
Only hands to hold us,
And nothing left between us but silence.

I felt awfully exhausted after the last exam of the semester, yet I couldn’t sleep. I almost gave up after an hour of tossing and turning on my bed, when suddenly on a whim, I decided to listen to Brahms’ Lullaby (Tom and Jerry, anyone?). I’ve always regarded it as a beautiful piece of music (those high […]

I often feel disappointed when people around me don’t appreciate the same music as me, or rather, when everyone else listens to the same shit. I spent most of my teenage years believing that I just had “better taste”. Vanity comes easily when you listen to the Beatles among a crowd that goes gaga over ‘Dard-e-Disco’. […]